What are composting worms?
Composting worms are not your typical garden worm. There are only six types of worms that can be used for creating compost.
What do composting worms eat?
Composting worms eat paper, cardboard, vegetables and fruit scraps.
What can’t they eat?
Meat, dairy, oil, and items that can’t be composted – Iike plastic, glass, and metals. Pineapples have an enzyme that kills worms.
How long does it take to compost with worms?
The more you have, the faster they will compost. Usually with 2 pounds of worms, it takes about 3 months to compost material.
What are the ideal conditions?
The worms need oxygen, moisture, warmth and food.
How much food do I feed the worms?
Worms can eat up to half of their weight in a day. If you have a pound of worms, feed them a pound of food every few days.
How much moisture should I use?
The bedding should be as wet as a damp sponge.
What is bedding?
Bedding is all of the paper products you put in your bin.